North Platte River fishing 11/28/22

North Platte River Fishing Report



Upper North Platte

USGS flow in real time @ Northgate Frozen cfs and fluctuating

@Saratoga Frozen cfs  fluctuating daily National Weather Service Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service

The Skinny

It is full on winter!  The river is frozen with verry limited open water.

Bugs to float: Good luck!

Bugs to pull:   Thin Mints, olive buggers, orange blossom special, rusty trombone, peanut envy

Bugs to drift:  Stoneflies (pat’s to princes) Midges (zebra, mayhems, ju ju) Caddis(birds nest, soft hackles, graphic caddis, prince nymph)Tricos ( RS2, SBT (small black things)) annelids(rock and san juan worms) BWO (phesant tails, RS2)


Miracle Mile 500ish cfs

Flow in real time

The Skinny

The Mile is fishing good to great but has still be busy! crowds have thinned out water is low but fishing is good.  With low flows at the Mile it makes it less appealing to the guide and the angler as there is less water for everyone to fish. Especially when its busy.  Fishing well remain good. Brown trout are well into their spawn so give them space and avoid the temptation of fishing the gravel.

Bugs to float: N/A

Bugs to pull:   Thin Mints, spiders, goldee etc big bugs seem to be working best on the SWING

Bugs to drift:  Midges (zebra, mayhems, ju ju)  annelids( rock and san juan worms)  scuds(tan, olive, orange), leeches and eggs